An interdisciplinary tax colloquium funded by Social & Legal Studies and the Institute of Advanced Studies, to be held at the University of Birmingham. Further details here.
Wednesday 18 September
7:30pm Contributors’ dinner, Astor Suite
Thursday 19 September
8:30am Registration, Lecture Theatre 3, Birmingham Law School
9:00am Session 1: The practice of taxation (Chair: Geoff Morse)
- Ann Mumford, ‘Tax complexity, tax salience and tax politics‘
Discussant: John Snape
- Jane Frecknall-Hughes, ‘Towards a general theory of tax practice’
Discussant: John Pearce
- Hans Gribnau, ‘Tax planning: not by rules alone’
11:15am Session 2: Tax reform (Chair: James Lee)
- Rajiv Prabhakar, ‘The political complexity of wealth tax reform’
Discussant: Karen Rowlingson
- John Pearce, ‘Parliamentary procedure and the development of income tax legislation 1907-1965’
Discussant: Dominic de Cogan
- Judith Freedman, ‘Tax institutions’
2.15pm Session 3: A crisis of democracy? (Chair: David Salter)
- Dominic de Cogan, ‘The troubling phenomenon of self-regulatory taxation’
Discussant: Hans Gribnau
- Wendy Bradley, ‘Tax prats and citizen stakeholders’
Discussant: Sol Picciotto
- Sol Picciotto, ‘Complexity, indeterminacy and technocracy in international tax law’
4.15pm Final discussion
4.30pm Conference close
Venue and directions
University Station is located between Y16 and B1, and the convenient South Car Park is located near O1 at the bottom right of the map. Further travel information is available here.
The University conference offices have informed me that they are now fully booked for 18 September 2013. They recommend the Strathallan Hotel. The University is also easily accessible from Birmingham City Centre, and at the date of posting the Ramada Encore and Lionel Street Hotel seem to have reasonably good rates.
All credit to Jonathan Laidlow of Birmingham Law School for his patient assistance with this website.